Mother Mary Ann Wright

Tour: 10,000 Steps #1 (2/18)

Directions to 10th St. and MLK, Jr. Way

“Mother” Mary Ann Wright fed those in need in Oakland and beyond, starting with one meal a week. That was all she could afford with food purchased from her Social Security checks. She melded dedication, faith and goodwill into a foundation, which fed more than 450 people a day on a shoestring budget of $137,000 a year.

Oakland’s Mother Mary Ann Wright
Sharing food & hope
In the park, she quietly changed the world

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